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According to FCC Filing, DROID RAZR HD Will Have a 2530mAH Battery Inside

A Motorola phone by the model number XT926, one that Moto employees outed as the DROID RAZR HD, cruised through the FCC, giving us a look at its radio setup and confirming that it will be arriving on Verizon. One thing that the world overlooked though, was the fact that the FCC filing listed out the battery that is inside. One of our readers caught it right away, pointing out that document “Exhibit 11 RF Exposure Info 1” has a “Testing” section that describes the size and the fact that it will be non-removable. 

The Cellular Phone model covered by this report has the following battery options:

Model SNN5915A – 2530 mAH battery

The Model SNN5915A battery is an internally-sealed battery contained within the DUT, and may not be removed by the end-user. This battery was used to do all of the SAR testing. The phone was placed in the SAR measurement system with a fully charged battery.

I think it’s safe to say that many of you were hoping for the 3300mAH battery that Motorola tucked inside the RAZR MAXX, however, 2530 mAH is still bigger than any other phone currently comes stock with. This should still get you through an entire day, especially if it ends up with one of Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon S4 chipsets inside.

Now the question becomes, “Will there actually be a DROID RAZR MAXX HD?” Please say, “No.”

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  • leon wang

    battery related to screen size because more power is consume by the screen. smaller battery still means less battery life.

  • All I want is a release date.

  • Akashshr

    Motorola Show us the Razr HD already!!!

  • gah

    Droid Razr HD Maxx anyone?

  • JPose

    Reminds me of how afraid I was when I found out the GS3 would “only” have a 2100 mAH battery (gasp)! That was my fault trying to compare everything to the almighty Droid Razr Maxx when looking at phones. But when you come from the single double-A they stuck in the original DInc (1300- which at the time worked well for me) you realize how big these batteries have gotten.

    This battery should more than perform.

  • Guest

    Only Motorola would take a large step BACKWARDS when updating a very nice phone like the Droid Razr Maxx.

  • ant sz

    I love my Tbolt and it’s 5 hr life per day. Ha

  • perfectlyreasonabletoo

    I’m very excited about this phone. Motorola build quality, giant battery, Snapdragon S4, and every other feature under the sun – plus it has a sensible-sized 4.3″ screen from the rumors I’ve heard. Anywhere from 4-4.5″ is okay with me, but my GN’s 4.65″ is right on the edge of being too big.

  • AhsanS

    Am I the only one that thinks that its release date is/was pushed back due to Google announcing Jellybean? Hopefully they’ll release the HD with 4.1 instead of 4.0 now.

  • jeffhanson1

    So after months of prediction and declarations by phone review sites and
    blogs, they were sure the Razr HD was like the Razr Maxx. I wondered
    all along why Motorola wouldn’t call it Razr HD Maxx if in fact it had
    the same 3300mah battery. Now we know why.

  • daryle barden jr

    Now if only they’d make it stock and/or with an unlockable bootlaoder. I know i know…wishful thinking 😛

  • Joshua Colon

    I know I’ll probably get stoned for thinking this.. but.. I was kinda hoping for a slightly smaller battery anyway. 2530 mAH I’m sure I could live with, and would benefit from it being slightly thinner too. Even if it isn’t removable.

  • Pass. Lacking that great hulking 3300 mAH battery the HD will be just another pretty face among many. RAZR MAXX still going strong at six months-old and a better device for the incorporation of ICS.

  • Jim McClain

    Wanted this phone for my wife,but not sure now with this battery

  • thebaz

    All this is attempting to do is keep the Razr Maxx as their top phone for battery life. I suspect this is so they can drive users who absolutely need the longest battery life to the MAXX and prop its sales figures up as it ages

  • Trevor

    Now all we need is a release date.

  • J Chainz

    Disinterested now, HTC looking promising! 6 moto phone’s. Since D1!

  • Guest__Comment

    Dear Future Self,

    If you are reading this in 2015…. isn’t it amazing that we all had to worry about 1-2 “days” of battery life back in 2012? Since your new solar phones and fuel cell phones now last for a month without recharging anything.


    Current Self.

  • Tell me when I can buy, god dammit.

  • hkklife

    I am tenatively calling this one a fail or at least an underwhelming offering. Lesser-capacity fixed battery and more power-hungry than the Maxx was. I doubt the S4’s added efficiency will.mitigate the extra drain from the bigger screen coupled with a smaller battery. Horribly late to the market, likely only 1Gb RAM and only a 4.5″ or 4.6″ screen with too much bezel.

    A shame, really, as I hate Touchwiz and love Moto’s take on ICS, their RF performance, the revamped Webtop and standard microHDMI out.

  • duke69111

    Will there actually be a DROID RAZR MAXX HD?” Please say, “No.”

    Why would you say “please say NO”. Yea it might suck for the people who buy the non Maxx HD version, but I don’t want to be denied a chance to buy a slim phone a huge battery if its made available. I say bring on the Maxx HD version even if it does release after the smaller battery version.

  • JSIN

    Please say yes…

  • My hand-a-conda dont want none, if you dont got big batteries, hon !

  • Rob

    Setting the bar…and lowering it for the their next high end phone…

  • Bionic


  • Fatty Bunter

    This is awesome.

  • They’re finally admitting through how they build the phones, These new 4G phones
    REQUIRE giant batteries. this 1850mAh junk aint cutting it.
    We need the biggest battery you can design, if the phone lasts all day, its worth it.
    If it needs a full recharge in 4 to 5 hours, then its garbage.
    Extended batteries NOW, or GTFO !

    • The Thunderbolt had a 1400mah battery, what a joke!

  • nightscout13

    My 2100mAh on GS3 lasts about 7 hours with meduin usage. They RAZR MAXX has a perfect size battery, as demonstrated by customer interest in the phone.

    • c4v3man

      If you’re getting 7 hours, that’s not “mediun” usage. I killed my GS3 after 6-7 hours with heavy usage, doing tons of 1080p video recording with simultaneous stills, constant foursquare checkins, and brightness at full due to being outside.

      This is probably a minor seller for Verizon… I fail to see why you would want this with limited expandability (likely no MicroSD and obviously no removable battery) and a very small aftermarket, when you could buy a Galaxy S3, have access to a plethora of accessories, great ROM support (even on the bootloader-locked VZW version), and expandability. A 4,000mah equipped GS3 will laugh at your limited 2,500mah equipped device, and I doubt the RAZR HD will last significantly longer than the 2,150mah equipped GS3. I guess we’ll just have to wait for reviews to see…

      Who’s betting this will release at $299 to replace the current RAZR MAXX?

      • nightscout13

        Maybe they will replace the RAZR with this one, but not the RAZR MAXX. I really want a extended battery for GS3 from Samsung.. have they released one yet????

  • nightscout13

    All Aboooaard! The Fail Train…..

  • Ethan

    As someone who used their VZW upgrade to keep unlimited data with the S3, I have to say that I’m no longer upset with my decision. A 2100 mAH battery in this sucker lasts me PLENTY, so I don’t feel bad about missing out on a 2500 mAH one. And I agree- come Q4 2012, the “Droid Razr Maxx HD” will be announced and everyone will throw another sh*t fit! However, my goodness did I love all my old Moto phones.

  • b00mb00mchuck

    So this information tells me one thing… don’t get this phone…. because three weeks later they will release the Razr HD MAXX

  • bikerbill12

    Awe come on man ! Their gonna play this game ? I want the 3300 . And in a month their will be one and I’ll be pissed as I have to pay full retail to keep my unlimited now … ugh .. decisions .. keep my sgs3 and gnex and wait for the 3300 may or get this and hope they don’t pull a bionic RAZR and azr maxx

    • c4v3man

      Assuming the RAZR Hd’s screen doesn’t destroy the battery compared to the current RAZR screen, then it’s likely that a 2500mah equipped RAZR HD will match the 3300mah RAZR MAXX in real life usage with LTE. The RAZR had a puny 1780mah battery, which couldn’t comfortably get through a whole day. Thus the need for a 3300mah MAXX version. The RAZR HD is unlikely to have any problem making it through a full day, negating the need for a MAXX version.

  • r0lct

    Good battery size. This sounds like the new phone I’ll be recommending to people who don’t root/rom.

    • OfTheDamned

      Why? Because of the bootloader? People need to get over that. The locked bootloader doesn’t stop anyone from rooting or installing custom roms. It just limits some of the customization.

      • r0lct

        Thank you for making my point:
        “It just limits some of the customization”
        If someone is really interested in getting into rom’ing, they may not to start off with artificial limitations. I would suggest a Nexus device regardless of OEM.

        • OfTheDamned

          If custom kernels are really THAT important then a phone with a locked bootloader is going to be a problem. Based on recent events, I’d say being on Verizon would be a problem as well.

          As far as Nexus devices go, I had one and it went back. I still need to make phone calls. If someone besides Samsung puts out the next one I may look at it…..if Verizon ever sees another one. If Samsung is the OEM, I’ll stay far far away though.

  • Knlegend1

    That’s Still plenty big enough. On screen navi I’m all in.

    • Hey listen!

      • Knlegend1

        Look lol

        • I was more making a joke about Zelda because you said Navi, but in hindsight it also applies that they should also do that.

          • Knlegend1

            Me too Navi also said Look.

          • the lol on the end threw me off, lol

      • Trevor

        Haha love the nerd jokes!

        • Ones from portal are my personal favorite, that was such a fun game

  • Edwin M

    So whatever happened to Motorola not punching out phones every other month?

    • evltwn

      They haven’t released a phone on Verizon since the Droid 4.

      • Edwin M

        I’m not just talking about Verizon. Wasn’t the Atrix recently released?

        • evltwn

          That was released for AT&T. The big uproar last year was Motorola released the Bionic followed by the RAZR 2 months later which was followed by the RAZR MAXX 2 months after that. 3 phones in less than 6 months. 4 if you want to include the Droid 4.

          • Edwin M

            I guess you’re technically right, the best kind of right.

          • evltwn

            😉 They are doing better than last year.

  • Liderc

    The funniest thing is that now we know the only reason they haven’t included the larger battery is because they want a higher profit margin. There’s no reason for them not to include the MAXX battery considering it barely adds any thickness to the device.

  • mikel61101

    They had to make room for the NFC 🙂

  • Michael_NM

    Droid Razor HD Medium.

    • Diablo81588


      • picaso86

        You gotta love the Maxx battery 🙂 2 days on moderate use …

    • “MediuMM” vs “Maxx” haha

  • fartbubbler

    but the question is:

  • Abort mission! The awesomeness of the big battery is not present. No longer disappointed in having to buy the SGS3.

  • Dave

    Should be a nice addition to the Motorola line-up. If they can get the camera and display up to par (or even surpass) with the competition, then I may give them a second chance down the road.

  • majorhunadadun

    I’m very interested in what this and the rumored HTC device have to offer. Hell even the iclone 5 for shits and giggs. Though I’d neverlike buy one.

  • You know what’s sad?

    Had they simply packed all of this in the original Razr, that thing would have sold twice, if not more, than what it originally did; and had the bootloader been unlocked there would have been more. These OEMs would rather hold back features and re-release the same phone every 2-3 months though.

    • Wait, what? When the Razr was developed, the S4 hadn’t even been announced, HD screens were only just being introduced (and still aren’t 4.3″), and NFC was barely supported by the OS for a few (at the time) gimmicky tasks. Also, the Razr was built with pure thinness in mind, while the Maxx provided the extra battery power at a higher cost and additional thickness.
      As for the timing, it has been 8 months since the Razr was released, 9 months since the announcement. The Maxx has been out for 6 months, and while I agree it should have been released alongside the Razr, it was essentially the exact same as deciding if you want to purchase an extended battery, which up to that point was only available as a battery pack. So, please, tell me again how they “would rather hold back features and re-release the same phone every 2-3 months”. Seems to me they are going more the Apple direction of releasing 1 flagship device per year.

  • Destroythanet

    Snapdragon S4 is way more efficient than the OMAP in the MAXX. I expect battery life isn’t too far off, even with the smaller battery.

    • paddypants

      hey look, a logical deduction. glad some people can maintain optimism.

    • zepfloyd

      Exactly what I was about to post, given the integrated LTE radio processor I expect this actually could outlast the MAXX even with the little smaller capacity battery.

    • I agree. Though, I am hoping they got their hands in the radio optimization, so it performs better than the SGS3, but we’ll see.

    • kixofmyg0t

      I can confirm that the S4 is WAY more efficient than OMAP 4.

      At first i wanted to be disapointed simply because it isnt the same battery. But after witnessing how much more efficient the S4 chip is, that is no longer the case.

      You also have to figure that Moto most likely had people test it. The engineers could have asked the testers about how satisfied they were with battery life and if they could make it through the day. I think it turned out to be in the same league as the RAZR MAXX….though maybe not exactly the same.

      What it boils down to is this phone is Galaxy S3 class quality but with a larger battery.

      • except it’s motorola… which means the radio quality and general build quality will probably be more solid compared to the gs3. Not to knock the gs3, it’s a solid phone but historically (screen excluded and bootloaders obviously) motorola makes more reliable devices.

        • kixofmyg0t

          oh no doubt! I didnt mean to take away from Moto’s build or radio quality. I meant “quality” as in what people complain about most here. Screen/camera/etc. The RAZR HD IMO will be better than the S3.

          • JPose

            I keep reading that. I thought the GS3 was the best phone available before Verizon’s new “Extract Everything” plans went live; so that’s what I went with. Originally I wanted the Razr Maxx on a sweet Black Friday deal but alas…

  • Sjschwar

    Awesome, I can still say my phone has the largest stock battery in the world, makes me feel more manly…
    -razr maxx owner

    • kixofmyg0t

      And I can say that I have the 2nd largest(factory, extended) battery! 2nd only to the RAZR MAXX.

      -Bionic owner.

      I have 3 extended batteries and the charging station as well.

    • gah


  • i have the s3. i want this. i wanna go back to moto build quality and if the screen is like the Atrix HD, i’m sold. Hurry the hell up, Moto.

  • chris125

    They are doing this so they can release a “maxx” version 2 months later.

    • paddypants



      • chris125

        Yep exactly. Just tack on a little larger battery and change the name a little…I know that’s difficult to understand.

        • paddypants

          No, what’s difficult to understand is the amount of haterade you appear to be wired on.

          Motorola, whose job is to please their shareholders — not you, did this once in recent memory, and all the butthurt Droid Razr owners deplore them for running a business.

          • chris125

            I’m far from “butthurt” and actually had a maxx. Nice try though. And also I was more cracking a joke but you moto fanboys are the ones who get butt hurt. Its a phone not family. Get off your high horse you clown.

          • paddypants

            But jokes are supposed to be funny, and maybe original or something. You’ll have to start typing louder though because I can’t hear you from all the way up here on my high horse.

          • OfTheDamned

            My phone is a major part of my family.

        • paddypants

          I can only imagine you were just as mad when they came out with like, 6 different variations of the original Razr flip phone?

      • RedPandaAlex

        You have to admit Moto has a history of releasing slightly modified versions of devices shortly after they’re released. The Droid 2 Global also falls into that category.

        • Slightly modified to reach a different audience. However, considering that this device seems designed to be global, have a high-capacity battery that provides class-leading run times, and encompasses what are the current top-tier specs for smartphones, I’d say the likelihood that they will introduce a new, slightly upgraded device within the next 6-9 months to be unlikely. That said, if they do provide one of the new NEXUS devices, I would personally not see that as an upgraded Moto device, more so an upgraded Nexus device.

        • paddypants

          I agree. Moto does this because it works, and for no other reason. To act as if this is some new and malicious business strategy is disingenuous. Many, many, many companies of varying markets do this all the time. Whining and being butthurt because Moto does the same thing is silly.

        • geedee82

          And the droid 2 R2D2.

    • majorhunadadun

      My thoughts exactly….

  • paddypants

    I sort expected this. I don’t this will discourage me from being first in line for this phone at all.

    Also, don’t encourage the moto-trolls who will use the continue to beat the dead horse with the MOTO JUS WANTZ TO RELESE TEH DROID RAZR MAXX HD PLUS X

    Part of me dies every time one these idiots thinks they’re funny.

    • paddypants

      sort of*

      • Paradisimo

        Keep going….

  • ezpotato

    oh my god, come out already, before i decide to keep my s3!

  • Greg Morgan

    Well it’s not 3300 but it’s not far off…

    • paul_cus

      Exactly what I was thinking.

    • 3300

      ~24% less is pretty far off

      • Greg Morgan

        So instead of lasting 2 days, it’ll last a day and a half. Not exactly the end of the world.

        • Big_EZ

          This depends on how you use it. My wife gets two days out of hers, I can eat through my 3300mah in about 8 hours (previous phones would get 4-5 hours with heavy use, except the stock t bolt could only get 2 hours)

          • OhAaron

            I want to see you eat through the Razr Maxx’s battery in 8 hours. Even so, this phone doesn’t have a hungry Amoled screen or a crappy processor to chew through the battery like the Razr Maxx.

          • r0lct

            Do you have your phones surgically implanted to you face?

          • Big_EZ

            Haha, it rarely goes near my face, very few calls from my phone. The display stays on most of the day (at about 25%) because I’m about to read bits and pieces of articles or threads inbetween my work. On days when I’m busy and I’m multitasking the phone will have about 40% left by the time I go to bed.

          • KT

            8 hours?!?! um, what exactly are you doing with your phone?

          • I had the same problems with my tbolt. I’m a heavier user and blast through battery like crazy.

  • jxcgunrunna

    Hopefully this becomes one of Moto’s signature features. Huge batteries in not huge phones.

    • RedPandaAlex

      Personally, I’d take a removable battery over a huge battery. Only time I ever run out of juice on my unlocked Gnex is when I’m traveling, and I just keep a spare battery in my carry-on.

      • Why do people pointlessly downvote things, really guys there is nothing wrong with this comment. Kellen can we limit that amount of downvotes something can get that has received enough upvote?

        • Downvoted 🙂

          • JPose

            I can has downvote?

    • Butters619

      I would seriously have considered the Atrix HD if it had this battery inside.

    • Isn’t it gonna be 4.5″ plus a big bezel? Thickness is only one of three dimensions; the rumored width and height sound huge to me.

  • That’s still a huge battery though. Should last more than long enough. I actually found another cool android site tho for other android-related news at http://www.androidarmory.com/. You guys should check it out. Seems like it would complement the material on droid-life pretty well actually.

  • Aardvark99

    Well that’s disappointing.